Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon Leads Race for AFCON 2021 Golden Boot Ahead of Round of 16 Games

Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon Leads Race for AFCON 2021 Golden Boot Ahead of Round of 16 Games

Ibitoye Shittu
January 21, 2022 at 1:10 PM
  • Vincent Aboubakar has scored five goals at the ongoing African Cup of Nations going on in Cameroon
  • Cameroon finished leaders in Group A with seven points while Burkina Faso came second with four points
  • The likes of Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Moses Simon are all having 1 goal each

Vincent Aboubakar who is the captain of the Cameroonian national team is now topping the goalscorers' sheet at the ongoing African Cup of Nations with 5 goals thereby putting eyes on the golden boot award.

The 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations has been awesome so far with all the nations campaigning done with their Group stages encounter.

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Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon in action at AFCON. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen
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Surprisingly, reigning African champions Algeria have been bundled out of the ongoing African Cup of Nations after their failure to win any game in Group E and finished at the bottom with a point.

What of Vincent Aboubakar and his Cameroonian teammates?

Vincent Aboubakar and his teammates in the Cameroonian national finished as leaders in Group A with seven points winning two games and drawing 1.

According to the report on Daily Post and France 24, Ibrahim Kone of Mali is having three goals and he is second on the goalscorers' table.

Below is the list of top scorers at 2021 AFCON

5 goals: Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon).

3 goals: Ibrahima Kone (Mali).

2 goals: Ahmed Mongi (Comoros), Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia), Ablie Jallow (Gambia), Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast), Gabadinho Mhango (Malawi), Jim Allevinah (Gabon), Sofiane Boufal (Morocco), Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon).

1 goal: Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Taiwo Awoniyi (Nigeria), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Moses Simon (Nigeria), Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria).

Panic in Super Eagles Camp As influential striker misses training amidst injury scare

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigeria’s preparation ahead of the Round of 16 clash against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia has been hampered following revelations of Leicester City’s top marksman Kelechi Iheanacho missing training due to an injury scare.

The Super Eagles forward has been in inspiring form for Nigeria at the ongoing AFCON bagging the Man of the Match award in the Super Eagles first game against Egypt after scoring the only goal of the game to secure the win for the three-time African champions.

Iheanacho was also phenomenal in the Eagles final group game against Guinea-Bissau as he assisted Nigeria’s first goal sliding a perfect through ball for Sadiq Umar to tap in.

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